Category Archives: Fraud

Ex Falsified Return

Today TaxMama  hears from John in the TaxQuips Forum. John tells us  “my client’s ex-husband filed their tax return online last year and had the refund check deposited into his own account. My client did not get to see the return until it was forced out of her ex-husband during their divorce case.” (there’s more…)

TaxMama’s Tax Roundtable September 2010

 Note:  TaxMama’s Tax Roundtable is a monthly live discussion open to all TaxMama Family Members and above, and all TaxMama’s EA Exam and Solving the Tax Puzzle Students. Don’t you wish you were here? REPLAY today’s session below – you can listen and SEE the session and forms It will load slowly…perhaps very slowly. But […]

TaxMama s Tax Quips Forged by Ex

Today TaxMama hears from Tami in Tennessee who’s been violated. “What can you do when your ex-spouse forged your signature on a tax return? I have a copy of the form 8879 where my signature is obviously signed by my ex husband. The refund of over $4000 was deposited in his checking account. What do […]

IRS Warns Taxpayers to Beware of First-Time Homebuyer Credit Fraud

Courtesy of the Internal Revenue Service WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today announced its first successful prosecution related to fraud involving the first-time homebuyer credit and warned taxpayers to beware of this type of scheme. On Thursday July 23, 2009, a Jacksonville, Fla.-tax preparer, James Otto Price III, pled guilty to falsely claiming the […]

Tax Pro Subpoena

Today TaxMama hears from Andy in Michigan, who asks. “If a tax preparer is handed a subpoena to have a lawyer review a clients tax returns and other material, what are the privilege and confidentiality rules in this situation?”

W-2 from ex Boyfriend

Today TaxMama hears from Holly in Indiana with a huge problem. “Several years ago, I dated a man that painted homes for a living. Periodically I would help him, but never full time. I never was given a check or any form of money or income. We lived together and he paid all bills, food […]

Family Wages

Today TaxMama hears from Lena in Virginia, who wants to know. “In order for a family member to be paid wages, do they have to perform the actual task on a regular basis? Or is it sufficient if they are able to perform the task when needed?”

Turning in Tax Criminals

Today TaxMama hears from Victor in Florida who wants to know. “Is there some type of reward for turning in or catching tax criminals?” Dear Victor, Yup. There is. In fact, you can even find an old IRS press release on TaxMama.com from May of 2000 that talks about the program. http://www.taxmama.com/IRSnews/reward.htm Use Form 211 […]

Refusing to Provide TIN

Today TaxMama hears from George in California with this problem. “What course of action can a company take if a payee, who has already been paid for services rendered, avoids or refuses to give his tax ID information (W-9) for 1099 tax reporting purposes?”